Certified need for care
Criteria for home care admission
- Services must be provided under the direction of a physician.
- The pt. has had a recent illness or injury or exacerbation of a condition that requires skilled Nursing Care on an intermittent basis or Physical or Speech Therapy.
- OT, MSW & nutritionist or HHA services cannot “stand alone”, must have a PT or Nurse , SP need
- Patient cannot be open to more than one home care agency in one episode
Generally SOC will be initiated within 48 hours of referral unless otherwise ordered.
If the patient is not admitted the agency will notify the referral source.
Physician will receive orders that will indicate how many times a week the patient will see a clinician and what the clinician will be doing in the home.